See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Answered Questions Am i the only person who fails to understand why this book is considered a classic, to me it was boring and tedious and the plot failed to engross me as many other books have? Jean Cole It's not about the story.
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What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they do not look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all.
I know it's crazy but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy. Chapter Original engl. If you do, you start missing everybody. Kapitel 24 Original englisch: "The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one" - The Catcher in the Rye. Penguin Books Harmondsworth Eugen Diederichs Leipzig Seite 10 archive. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.
I know that's impossible, but it's too bad anyway. They just do it. If there's ever another war, I'm going to sit right the hell on top of it. I'll volunteer for it, I swear to God I will. Salinger and His Work by Catherine Crawford. Kontext: There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write. I live to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure. I'm known as a strange, aloof kind of man.
But all I'm doing is trying to protect myself and my work. The Catcher in the Rye Kontext: Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.
I'd just be the catcher in the rye, and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. Franny and Zooey , Zooey Kontext: I can't see why anybody — unless he was a child, or an angel, or a lucky simpleton like the pilgrim — would even want to say a prayer to a Jesus who was the least bit different from the way he looks and sounds in the New Testament.
My God! He's only the most intelligent man in the Bible, that's all! Who isn't he head and shoulders over? Both Testaments are full of pundits, prophets, disciples, favorite sons, Solomons, Isaiahs, Davids, Pauls — but, my God, who besides Jesus really knew which end was up? Not Moses. Don't tell me Moses. He was a nice man, and he kept in beautiful touch with his God, and all that — but that's exactly the point.
He had to keep in touch. Jesus realized there is no separation from God. Franny and Zooey , Zooey Kontext: I don't care where an actor acts. It can be in summer stock, it can be over a radio, it can be over television, it can be in a goddam Broadway theatre, complete with the most fashionable, most well-fed, most sunburned-looking audience you can imagine.
But I'll tell you a terrible secret — Are you listening to me? There isn't anyone out there who isn't Seymour's Fat Lady. That includes your Professor Tupper, buddy. And all his goddam cousins by the dozens. There isn't anyone anywhere that isn't Seymour's Fat Lady. Don't you know that? Don't you know that goddam secret yet? And don't you know — listen to me, now — don't you know who that Fat Lady really is? Ah, buddy. It's Christ Himself. Christ Himself, buddy.
Franny and Zooey , Zooey Kontext: Seymour'd told me to shine my shoes just as I was going out the door with Waker. I was furious. The studio audience were all morons, the announcer was a moron, the sponsors were morons, and I just damn well wasn't going to shine my shoes for them, I told Seymour. I said they couldn't see them anyway, where we sat. He said to shine them anyway. He said to shine them for the Fat Lady.
I didn't know what the hell he was talking about, but he had a very Seymour look on his face, and so I did it. He never did tell me who the Fat Lady was, but I shined my shoes for the Fat Lady every time I ever went on the air again — all the years you and I were on the program together, if you remember.
I don't think I missed more than just a couple of times. This terribly clear, clear picture of the Fat Lady formed in my mind. I had her sitting on this porch all day, swatting flies, with her radio going full-blast from morning till night. I figured the heat was terrible, and she probably had cancer, and — I don't know. Anyway, it seemed goddam clear why Seymour wanted me to shine my shoes when I went on the air.
It made sense. Read the book again. Holden Caulfield is only a frozen moment in time. Franny and Zooey , Zooey Kontext: You still can't love a Jesus as much as you'd like to who did and said a couple of things he was at least reported to have said or done — and you know it. You're constitutionally unable to love or understand any son of God who throws tables around.
And you're constitutionally unable to love or understand any son of God who says a human being, any human being — even a Professor Tupper — is more valuable to God than any soft, helpless Easter chick.
I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. Franny and Zooey , Zooey Kontext: Even if you went out and searched the whole world for a master — some guru, some holy man — to tell you how to say your Jesus Prayer properly, what good would it do you? How in hell are you going to recognize a legitimate holy man when you see one if you don't even know a cup of consecrated chicken soup when it's right in front of your nose? Can you tell me that? Sonst fangen sie alle an einem zu fehlen.
Er tut es einfach doch. Wenn es wieder Krieg gibt, setze ich mich gleich oben auf die Bombe. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect. Help us translate English quotes Discover interesting quotes and translate them. Start translating. Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.
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